Volume 39,  Issue 12,  December 2004

Codes&Regulations

International Code Council Plans for 2005 Codes Forum
ICC Codes Forum, which will include the 2005 code development hearings. The forum will take place February 21-March 6 at the Millennium Hotel in Cincinnati.
“Code development is the foundation for building safety and safeguarding the public,” said James Lee Witt, ICC chief executive officer. “We have a record 2,000 suggested code changes on the table. Such active participation ensures that the International Codes address public safety for everyone and that the code change process works.”

Those taking part in the forum can also sign up to attend the Code Boot Camp, February 21, which will provide a full day of education on the 2003 International Codes. The boot camp will include three full-day sessions; participants can choose sessions on either the 2003 International Building Code, Plumbing Code or Mechanical Code.

In addition, the ICC Expo will take place February 21, where manufacturers and trade associations will showcase building and construction technologies and products.
Info+ www.iccsafe.org/codesforum or call 800/214-4321.

GANA Releases Flat Glass Specifications Bulletin
The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has released the sixth and latest in a series of glass informational bulletins geared toward providing technical information and education to the architectural fenestration industry. The bulletin, titled Flat Glass Industry Specifications, provides a listing of current editions of industry consensus and federal flat glass standards that are specified and referenced frequently for use in residential and commercial construction applications in the United States.

“We developed this bulletin in order to provide architects, specifiers and members of our industry a single resource that will keep them up-to-date on current industry standards,” said Greg Carney, GANA technical director. “Construction specifications often reference out-of-date standards. We hope this bulletin will increase awareness of the flat glass industry standards and serve as a tool to ensure the current editions are referenced.”

GANA plans to update the bulletin whenever revisions are published for any of the listed standards. The bulletin can be downloaded for free at www.glasswebsite.com.


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